Recently MINISFORUM announced through its press release two new Mini PCs referring to Intel NUC. The MINISFORUM NUCXI5 and MINISFORUM NUCXI7 are equipped with Intel 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake-H CPUs. Besides, Mini PCs will also come with NVIDIA RTX Graphics Cards. The new MINISFORUM NUCs have a different design than the previous models. They are more of an ultra-thin desktop PC based on a laptop design.
MINISFORUM NUCs – NUCXI5 and NUXI7 Features
The upcoming two MINISFORUM NUCs have the same interesting and ultra-thin metal casing. With the iconic Intel “skull” logo. Both computer sizes are only 80 x260 x 394mm. However, the main differences concern the used processors from the Intel Tiger Lake-H series. Additionally, they differ in the discrete graphics card.
The MINISFORUM NUCXI5 is equipped with an Intel Core i5-11400H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. The Intel Core i5-11400H is a high-end Hexa-core SoC that was announced in mid-2021. It belongs to the Tiger Lake H45 family. It has 6 cores and 12 threads and can be boosted up to 4.5GHz. The CPU offers a 12 MB L3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile offers a GA106 Ampere chip and 6 GB GDDR6 graphics memory.
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However, MINISFORUM NUCXI7 uses an even more powerful CPU and GPU which is Intel Core i7-11800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. The Intel Core i7-11800H is a high-end octa-core SoC that was also announced in mid-2021. It has 8 cores, and 16 threads that can be boosted up to 4.6GHz. The CPU offers 24 MB of Level 3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile offers 8 GB GDDR6 graphics memory with a 256 Bit memory.
NUCXI7 and NUCXI5 more details
The MINISFORUM NUCXI5 and MINISFORUM NUCXI7 feature two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of total DDR4-3200 memory and two M.2 2280 slots for PCIe SSD storage. Besides, MINISFORUM NUCs support 4K @60Hz dual display via HDMI and Thunderbolt 4 port. If bought with storage, they will come with Windows 11 pro-pre-installed. Ports include:
- Thunderbolt 4
- 3 x USB 3.2 Type-A
- 2.5 Gbps Ethernet
- 3.5mm audio
- SD card reader
Prices and Availability
[UPDATE 07/31/22] MINISFORUM NUCX series available now for pre-order.
Unfortunately, MINISFORUM has not yet provided prices or availability details. As soon as there is new information, we will let you know immediately.
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